A SPECIAL READING EVENT TOMORROW AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Jumpstart is a national program that works to get kids going early on language skills. Reporter Dan Stork tells about a reading event at Joshua Tree Library that is part of the effort… On Tuesday, October 21, at 11 a.m., the Joshua Tree Library hosts a Jumpstart Read for the

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RESULTS, SCHEDULE

The Yucca Valley High School Varsity Trojan football team lost to Shadow Hills High School Friday night 47-7. Coach Andrew Amosa said the Trojans touchdown came from quarterback William Perrance. The Trojans were led by Creston Cole on the ground with 70 yards and junior Tommy Gieger had three receptions

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CALIFORNIA DESERT PROTECTION ACT

The 20th anniversary of the transition of Joshua Tree National Monument to a National Park is coming up soon. Ranger Pam Tripp says that was just part of the Desert Protection Act…

“Lands in the California desert shall be included within the National Park System and the National Wilderness Preservation

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IMPROVED SPEED SIGNS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS

The outdated speed signs at Yucca Valley Elementary School, Onaga Elementary School, and La Contenta Middle School have been removed and replaced by new flashing beacons and radar speed indicators. These safety devices are being programmed over the next two weeks and will then be timed corresponding to school schedules.

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PAVING OF BLACK ROCK ROAD IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

Paving of Black Rock Canyon Road in Yucca Valley is scheduled for Monday October 20. Black Rock Canyon Road Project between the Town’s southern boundary and San Marino includes the construction of a new 28 wide asphalt roadway which provides access to the public facilities located at the Town’s South

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OCTOBER FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS MONDAY

The third Monday of October is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday,

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FOOD FOR LIFE GETS GRANT

The Food For Life Ministries has been awarded a $1,000 grant for its ministry. The grant was the result of efforts of June Richardson and the Sodexo Government Services Twentynine Palms Team, who held a fundraiser to help support Food for Life. Since 1999, the Sodexo Foundation has granted more

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION

The Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its co-ed youth flag football league. Girls and boys ages 7-14 are eligible to register. Previous experience is not necessary. All participants will be placed on a team regardless of their skill level. Registrations will be accepted at the

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OPENING IN JOSHUA TREE

Animal Action League will hold a grand opening celebration at its Joshua Tree location on Saturday, November 22, and is looking for vendors. The event will be from 10 to 3, and will feature children’s activities, food, pet contests, and pet adoptions from local rescue organizations. All proceeds will benefit

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUB RUMMAGE SALE

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse is accepting donations now for its rummage sale, set for October 30 and 31. If you need to have something picked up please call the Clubhouse at 760-369-4057. Talk to Phebe or Susie If we are able to pick up your items we will. All

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MONDAY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports Monday, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ volleyball team will travel away to Desert Hot Springs. Match time is 4:30.

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE MONDAY

The deadline to register to vote for the November election is Monday, October 20. Register online at sbcountyelections.com, or pick up registration forms at the post office, city or town clerk’s office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Public Health or Transitional Assistance Department in Yucca Valley

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“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” RUNNING THREE MORE WEEKS

The latest offering from Theatre 29—Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein”—is based on the classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece. The story follows bright young Dr. “Fronkensteen” as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s masterwork and bring a corpse to life. With scary and hilarious complications, the show remains true to the humorous

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“BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” CONTINUES AT ST. JOSEPH’S

“Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the first in a three-play series by Neil Simon, opened last night at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. After opening night, the show will run 7 p.m. Saturdays on October 11 and 18, and November 1. Matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. will be on

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“FROM DOOR TO DOOR” AT GROVES CABIN THEATRE

The comedic drama “From Door to Door” continues at Groves Cabin Theatre through Sunday October 26. This production is directed by multiple Desert Theatre League award winner Wendy Cohen. It features Joy Groves as Bessie – the grandmother, Vicki Montgomery as Mary – the mother, and Phylicia Mason as Deborah

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DUI LEADS TO CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was hospitalized following a one-vehicle crash Friday morning, suspected of being under the influence of heroin. The man, identified only as being 63 years old, was driving a white Ford Ranger truck eastbound on Highway 62 about 10:15 a.m. when he started swerving, crossed both westbound

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RASH OF BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Homes were burglarized in Yucca Valley Thursday night. A resident in the 5500 block of Santa Fe Trail reported that someone broke a window to his residence and stole an X-Box and Dewalt drill. A resident in the 7400 block of Rockaway reported a bedroom window was open and the

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LEGO CHALLENGE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

Also at Pioneer Days is a Lego challenge. Reporter Caitlin Logan says you can show your stuff off during Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms…

As part of this year’s Pioneer Day celebration in Twentynine Palms, there will be a Lego design challenge, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 19, in

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, October 18. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 6:45 p.m. and end about 2:00 a.m. The focus of the star party will be large spiral galaxies and brilliant globular clusters. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs,

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36TH COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS TOOK COMMAND FRIDAY

Gen. Joe Dunford became the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps on Friday during a formal ceremony held at Marine Barracks Washington. Dunford, 58, succeeded Gen. Jim Amos, who retired after 44 years of service—42 of those in the Marine Corps—following the passage of command. Amos, 67, made history in

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